Sao Paulo to watch Brasil beat the Aussies....
Trip Start Jan 12, 2006
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Went to a market where i ate the worlds biggest Pastie (Pas you would have been in Heavan!!). Afterwards walked along Sao Paulo´s main street Avenida Paulista before heading further into town where they had a HUGE screen showing the game. I was a lonely aussie amongst thousands of chanting brazilians who had to bite his tongue every time the aussies played some exceptional football! I thought the aussies played well in the fist half and a draw at half time was a fair score. The second half was all Brazil and was suprised they didnt score more goals (and that the aussies didnt get at least one in that they deserved).
I was also VERY dissapointed in the Brasilians attitude to their players. Only a year ago Ronaldo was a god, today he is worthless to Brasilians! When his image appears on the screen the crowds boooo and yell out ´gordo´(fatty) as he has put on weight and not in shape
After the game i spent the afternoon wlaking around Old Sao Paulo visitng the Theatre and Catedral da Se (see pictures), a beautiful church set amongst Sao Paulo´s Praca Da Se housing (term used bery loosly as most sleep on the grass) many of Sao Paulo´s poor. The contrast of the riches of the Catholic church and the faith of the poor hits home here.
Last night i went to a great bar called O Do Borogodo, where a live band jam! Most are old brazilian men who play all Brasilian music from Samba, Rock Samba to Forro. It is a tiny place where the crowd bearly has turning space! Wicked!